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Brad Nelson Wins Tournament with First Hole-in-One

Ace on final playoff hole propels golfer and partner to match play championship.

If it was possible to pick the precise moment to record your first career hole-in-one, you might pick the final hole of the member-member four-ball tournament at your local country club. For Brad Nelson and his playing partner, Jeff Smith, that’s exactly what they got.

Brad, a Titleist golf ball loyalist for the 16 years he’s played the game, and Jeff qualified for the final 3-hole playoff at the Bonfire Classic by winning four of their five nine-hole matches. Competing against five other teams, the pair birdied the first playoff hole and parred the second after both missed birdie putts.

Determined not to let the championship slip away with one hole to play, Brad was first to hit. With the hole playing about 170 yards, he pulled a seven iron and teed up a Titleist Pro V1.

Turns out he was also the last to hit.

You can’t see the hole from the tee box, but Brad new he hit a good shot. What he didn’t know was, he actually hit a perfect shot. He saw the ball heading towards the flagstick but didn’t know how close he was until he two spectators yelling and waving their arms wildly behind the green, signaling the ball went in the hole for an ace!

Later he found out his shot hit the pin and dropped straight down in to the bottom of the cup for his first ever hole-in-one, and for the win at the Bonfire Classic!

Frankfort Country Club
Frankfort, KY
Hole #2, 171 yards
Club: 7-iron
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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